Top Ten Reasons Metallica Has Let Their Fans DownI'm a Metallica fan and I've liked them for a few months now and I have gathered all of the information I could get. This might come to a shock to you but most of this stuff DID happen.
The Top Ten
The thing I hate the most about lulu is that for Lou Reed, it is the last thing he released before he passed away, and also, it is a terrible album that was added to his amazing discography. - ryanrimmel
Oh jeez, I'm not going to explain this at all
Worst part: I AM THE TABLET
I seriously don't think the quality decline of Metallica is pn't considerably lower or isn't even lower than that of the average metal band. People act like clones of each other in this topic. - Alkadikce
Metallica after the black album said to themselves " There we go boys we finally made enough money. Now we can stop faking it we can cut our hair and play what we want" Which was crap I guess you can only try to be someone for so long.
After the black album they all realized they couldn't ever be true thrash like Dave Mustaine.
Even the Black album was somewhat suspect
Metallica in 2003 was making St. Anger and some prick decided that Kirk couldn't write Guitar Solos for this.
There is a remastered version of some of the songs that have better production and added solos.
This should be number 1. Kirk really messed this one up. - gemcloben
Not having solos in thrash metal songs is a sin. Unforgivable. - winner333
If Metallica was an underground band that wasn't very rich. It'd be different, they had more money than they knew what to do with anyway. I don't think there is anything wrong with file sharing if the band is popular. If it's an obscure/underrated band, that's when you should pay. That money they are earning off the music/merch you buy goes a long way. For an obscure band, it goes to recording the songs at the best quality possible, booking shows, artwork, advertisement, etc. For a very popular band, that extra money pretty much goes to drugs. - ryanrimmel
This was the death of metallica for me. I know ghostwriters that refuse to work with metallica over this and refused to help them on their 2016 album. Metallica sucks.
Metallica had more money than they knew what to do with. File sharing should have been the least of their worries - ryanrimmel
Hey, at least no one was stealing their new music!
This is the Dumbest Thing a band could have ever done!
Muting the superb bass performed by Jason was as dumb as it ever could be... After hearing the enhanced bass version of the album, I haven't heard the original version since..
AJFA is one of my FAVORITE Metallica album behind RTL and MOP but this is the album after Cliff Burton died and Jason tried to fill in Cliff's shoes and yeah sure, Jason was that guy who was always there head banging on stage but when you listen to the songs on AJFA, You can't hear it. But I heard it on the Bass Tracks though but I don't know what happened here.
Metallica has been plagued with bad studio production for the past 4 albums.
Don't try to blame the studio. Metalica is another no talent band that just sucks.
All their albums are good. People who don't like them aren't real Metallica fans. - McKing1003
That's a bold statement. The reason I don't like their post-justice material is this:
Metallica established themselves as the biggest and most popular thrash band in the world. They gained a cult-like fanbase, and "dedicated" themselves to this thrash Metal sound. All of the sudden, they basically said "f*** the fans, I want money". And they made the Black Album. This album has some good songs, but it is not what Metallica originally set out to be. Suddenly, your favorite thrash Metal band, who was known for being heavy, now has commercial hard rock songs like Nothing Else Matters being played in nightclubs. Sure, I wasn't there, but I imagine I would be angry at them.
Put things into perspective, my favorite new thrash band is Havok. If they were to put out an alternative rock album next year, I would not like it very much.
I rambled quite a bit, but to conclude, it is very understandable why Metallica fans would hate their post-justice albums. It ...more - ryanrimmel
This is super easy to do if you just listen to the tracks carefully.
Death Magnetic is closer to thrash than...And Justice for All - Alkadikce
Why the hell does this matter? They tried to explore and experiment their music and I'm proud of them for doing that. - McKing1003
Metallica experimenting? If you burn your eyebrows off once in a bad experiment that's one time too many, Metallica has been experimenting with horrible music so long that kids don't know they once made for music!
If you get angry because people from your favorite band cut their hair, maybe music isn't for you. - ryanrimmel
How does this make their music worse? - gemcloben
Basically, this is irrelevant. - Metal_Treasure
This has absolutley nothing to do with their music. - RockFashionista
No, lyrics were still very good despite the flaws in music. - Metal_Treasure
If you understood the meaning of "One", you would appreciate the video - ryanrimmel
This song was the first song by Metallica to get a video and James Hetfield thought that this could expand the band's fanbase.
How is this a bad thing?
Screw you, I like this album. - McKing1003
This album is so hated and even Phil Anselmo hates this album
Lars formed metallica? - awesomedp900
If lars was "straight-outta bus window" and killed 30years ago, I wouldn't put this on list
I prefer Lulu over this.
Sure, Robert Trujillo is very funky when he plays bass but I have no problem with that but it's just that I personally miss hearing Jason's bass growling when I hear concert tapes.
I'm pretty sure he knows his name is Jason Newsted but I'm guessing he was too lazy to fill it in.
Lol, the visitor doesn't even know "the guys" name. It's Jason Newsted. - IronSabbathPriest
He left on his own terms, they had to replace him - ryanrimmel
True, it was long ago, kind of like when Metallica stopped being talented, how long did they ride Mustaine's talent and what he brought to the band before it dried up. I think that's fairly easy to see.
I'm a huge Mistake/Megadeath fan, but I totally understand why they did it. He was an alcoholic and was on so many drugs, he was incompetent - ryanrimmel
This doesn't matter anymore, that was like 30 years ago.